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New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs


Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 at 6:40 p.m. ET. Sharpened stone Stadium (76,416)

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The New England Patriots progressed to a NFL-record eighth continuous AFC Championship Game. The Patriots are likewise now the main group in NFL history to progress in the playoffs for eight straight seasons (2011-18).

A success over Kansas City in the AFC Championship Game would give the Patriots their third straight Super Bowl appearance and stretch out their NFL record to 11 Super Bowl appearances. The Patriots can join Miami (3) and Buffalo (4) as the main groups to achieve three back to back Super Bowls.

Arrangement HISTORY

The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs will meet for the second time in 2018 and for the second time in the postseason. The Patriots facilitated the Chiefs on Oct. 14 of every a Sunday Night Football game and turned out with a 43-40 triumph. The two groups met in the 2015 AFC Divisional Playoffs with New England asserting a 27-20 win on Jan. 16, 2016, at Gillette Stadium in their solitary postseason matchup.

The current year's normal season diversion was the fourth straight primetime amusement between the two groups. New England crushed Kansas City, 34-3, on a Monday Night diversion in 2011, lost 41-14 on Monday Night in 2014 and tumbled to Kansas City on Kickoff Weekend on Thursday Night at Gillette Stadium, 42-27, on Sept. 7, 2017, and beat Kansas City this year on Sunday Night Football.

Kansas City holds a 18-14-3 edge over New England, including a 11-3-1 advantage in diversions played in Kansas City and a 5-1 record at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs are 7-11-2 in diversions played at New England, including 1-4 at Gillette Stadium (1-5 including playoffs).

The two groups played two times every year from 1960 until the 1970 AFL-NFL merger as two of the first American Football League groups.

Arrangement BREAKDOWN


Record in New England, 11-7-2

Record in Foxborough, 8-3

Schaefer/Sullivan/Foxboro Stadium, 4-2

Gillette Stadium, 4-1

Record in Boston, 3-4-2

Street Record, 3-11-1

Record in Kansas City, 2-9-1

City Stadium, 1-4-1

Sharpened stone Stadium, 1-5

Record in Dallas, 1-2

Since 1970 AFL-NFL Merger, 9-9

Biggest Margin of Victory, 10 (11/21/11)

Biggest Margin of Defeat, 34 (12/11/60)


2018 Regular Season New England Kansas City

Record 11-5 12-4

Divisional Standings 1st 1st

Absolute Yards Gained 6,295 6,810

Absolute Offense (Rank) 393.4 (5) 425.6 (1)

Surge Offense 127.3 (5) 115.9 (16)

Pass Offense 266.1 (8) 309.7 (3)

Focuses Per Game 27.3 (4) 35.3 (1)

Absolute Yards Allowed 5,746 6,488

Absolute Defense (Rank) 359.1 (21) 405.5 (31)

Surge Defense 112.7 (11) 132.1 (27)

Pass Defense 246.4 (22) 273.4 (31)

Focuses Allowed/Game 20.3 (7) 26.3 (24)

Ownership Avg. 31:05 28:56

Sacks Allowed/Yards Lost 21/147 26/171

Sacks Made/Yards 30/238 52/347

All out Touchdowns Scored 51 71

Punishments Against/Yards 93/744 137/1152

Punts/Avg. 64/45.1 45/44.9

Turnover Differential +10 (5) +9 (6)


The New England Patriots enhanced to 4-2 after K Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 28-yard amusement winning field objective at the bell to lift the Patriots to a 43-40 triumph over the meeting Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football. Kansas City entered the amusement with an ideal 5-0 stamp.

Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes associated with WR Tyreek Hill on a 75-yard touchdown go to tie the amusement at 40 with 3:03 remaining. The touchdown helped Kansas City eradicate a 15-point halftime deficiency after New England took a 24-9 first-half lead.

The Patriots offense delivered 500 all out yards and did not punt or submit a punishment, denoting the principal such event in the Super Bowl time.

Amid the amusement winning drive, Michel changed over a third-and-1 and two plays later, Brady and Gronkowski associated on a 39-yard play to get to the Kansas City 9-yard line. After Brady took a knee, Gostkowski bored a 28-yard diversion winning field objective as time terminated to give New England the success.


Tom Brady claims a 5-3 ordinary season record against Kansas City and is slated to begin against the Chiefs for the second time in the postseason.

In the event that THE PATRIOTS WIN...

The Patriots will progress to their eleventh Super Bowl, expanding their very own record for most in NFL history.

The Patriots will set another NFL record for most postseason wins in 10 years with 15. The record is at present held by New England (2000s), Dallas (1970s) and Pittsburgh (1970s) with 14 postseason wins in 10 years.

The Patriots will enhance their record-breaking establishment check in the playoffs to 36-20 (.643), the best playoff winning rate in NFL history among groups that have played no less than 15 playoff diversions.

The Patriots will enhance to 11-4 in the AFC Championship diversion.

The Patriots will gain their 36th postseason win in establishment history, tying Pittsburgh for the most postseason wins unsurpassed.

The Patriots will join Miami (3) and Buffalo (4) as the main groups to achieve three sequential Super Bowls.

Bill Belichick will win his ninth gathering title as a head mentor, the most in NFL history amid the Super Bowl period (since 1966).

Tom Brady will win his ninth meeting title, the most for a beginning quarterback in NFL history amid the Super Bowl period (since 1966).


The Patriots will play in their eighth successive meeting title diversion, expanding their NFL record for back to back title amusement appearances.

The Patriots will play in their fifteenth meeting title diversion, tying the San Francisco 49er's for second-most in NFL history.

The Patriots will play in their 56th playoff amusement in establishment history in the AFC Championship, tying Green Bay for third-most postseason diversions in NFL history.

The Patriots require one all the more Super Bowl win to tie the Pittsburgh Steelers (6) for most Super Bowl wins in NFL History. They are as of now tied with Dallas (5) and San Francisco (5) with five Super Bowl wins.


TV: This week's diversion will be communicated by CBS and can be seen locally on WBZ-TV Channel 4. Jim Nantz will deal with play-by-play obligations with Tony Romo as the shading investigator. Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn and Jay Feely will work from the sidelines. The amusement will be delivered by Jim Rikhoff and coordinated by Mike Arnold.

NATIONAL RADIO: Sunday's diversion will be communicated on Westwood One with Kevin Kugler calling the play-by-play and Tony Boselli as expert. Ross Tucker will give sideline investigation.

Neighborhood RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub is the leader station for the Patriots Radio Network. A total posting of the system's 41 stations can be found here. Play-by-play supporter Bob Socci will call the activity alongside previous Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak, who will give shading examination. The amusements are delivered by Marc Cappello.

Saints at Redskins 11/15/15

Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints

The Backstory

The last time these two groups met, nobody could discover a flaw on the expo winning Rams.

Sean McVay was the most brilliant youthful personality in professional athletics. The Rams had a MVP hopeful at running back and Jared Goff was blooming into an establishment quarterback. Los Angeles' staggered hostile assault couldn't be halted, it could just ideally be contained.

At that point the Saints stood up and declared their place among the NFC's tip top. New Orleans' 45-35 Week 9 prevail upon Los Angeles, punctuated by Michael Thomas' Joe Horn-roused mobile phone touchdown festivity, moved them into position to get the band and crown.

The two groups experienced late-season calms that concerned a few, enough to try and leave the Rams on the losing end of some Divisional Round picks.

That didn't occur, however. The Rams secured their home in vanquishing the Cowboys, and rather, we recover a Week 9 rematch where the franticness occurred: The Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Drew Brees' speedy discharge passing assault meets a Rams guard that will have Aqib Talib for this go-around. The Goffense, new off a huge hurrying day, comes back with another face: running back C.J. Anderson, who has scrambled for an eye-popping 422 yards and four touchdowns on 66 conveys in only three amusements with the Rams. Los Angeles' newly discovered two-headed assault adds another layer to this matchup, however it additionally keeps running into the group's No. 2 surging barrier in New Orleans, which permitted simply 80.2 surge yards per diversion in the normal season.

Will the Saints guarantee the NFC crown and come back to the diversion's greatest stage out of the blue since the 2009 season? Or then again is it the Rams' a great opportunity to finish their triumphant come back to Los Angeles with a gathering title?

Under strain

Andrus Peat: One-fifth of one of the alliance's best hostile lines, Peat had an entirely forgettable day against the Eagles a week ago. He was hailed multiple times (two false begins, two holds) and attempted to deal with Philadelphia's Fletcher Cox, who was in and out of the diversion because of damage. It was later uncovered Peat is playing with a carefully fixed hand after he broke it late in the season, and was playing through a lot of torment in the success. Ordinarily solid, he basically wasn't, and he gets a much more prominent test this week as Aaron Donald. Donald drives the NFL in three pass-hurrying classifications: weights (74), sacks (20.5) and sack rate (3.7), per Next Gen Stats. He's third in the NFL in weight rate at 13.5 percent. This, originating from an inside protective lineman who will spend almost 50 percent or a greater amount of his guarded snaps against Peat. Brees' distinction in execution when influenced instead of free of weight is extraordinary (the third-most prominent in the NFL): Brees' passer rating is more regrettable by negative-66.7 when forced. New Orleans' offense, which includes a normal time to toss from Brees of 2.59 seconds, is intended to have the capacity to dodge this factor. Be that as it may, that will never be accomplished at a 100 percent rate, which means there will be open doors for Donald to cause issues, and if Peat is playing at under 100 percent, Donald's edge of plausibility will be more prominent. Indeed, even against a sound Peat (and strong right monitor Larry Warford), Donald still enrolled four weights, however he abandoned a sack. Hear that? That is the sound of thousands of Rams fans' hands scouring together while thinking about a major day from Donald. It's on Peat to keep it from occurring.

Marcus Peters: The cornerback, who has spent a decent bit of his first season with the Rams being utilized in a way that some observe as, um, inefficient, was burnt by the Saints in their first gathering, permitting seven gatherings on nine focuses for 146 yards, six first downs and the previously mentioned Thomas touchdown that frosted it for the Saints. He most likely observed a lot of the feature we as a whole saw on a circle: Thomas dashing past him to get a Brees pass and race to the end zone before lifting the objective post cushion to recover a planted flip telephone for his festival. A short time later, a warmed Peters made an impression on Saints mentor Sean Payton: "Tell Sean Payton, continue talking that s - , we going to see him soon. You feel me? Better believe it," Peters said after the misfortune. "Cause I like what he was stating on the sideline as well. Reveal to him he can continue talking that s - . Also, I trust he sees me soon. You feel me? At that point we're going to have a decent little, pleasant little bowl of gumbo together." Peters has since made light of his words, yet he got his desire: The Rams are back to see the Saints once more. Would he be able to assemble a superior execution against a corps driven by Thomas, who is falling off a 12-get, 171-yard, one-touchdown Divisional Round execution?

Matchup to observe

Todd Gurley and C.J. Anderson versus Holy people's protection: We canvassed this a bit in the backstory, yet it's particularly essential since it has all of a sudden turned into a tremendous piece of Los Angeles' offense, which has altogether helped Sean McVay's capacity to call a marvelous amusement with fantastic pacing. Since the expansion of Anderson, Los Angeles has moved from a 11 work force substantial way to deal with one that utilizes two tight end sets at an a lot higher rate. Since Week 16, Los Angeles has utilized 12 faculty on 28.5 percent of plays, an expansion of 27.3 rate focuses. They've moved under focus at an expansion of 13.3 rate focuses in that equivalent range, the most noteworthy in the NFL both when the change, and run the ball from under fixate on 77 percent of snaps. That expansion may make them marginally increasingly unsurprising, however the expansion of a second tight end has additionally helped the Rams pile on a lot of hurrying yards, which has expanded the viability of play-activity passes. Each of the five of Goff's passing TDs since Week 16 have gone ahead play-activity passes, per Pro Football Focus. Two of those left 12 work force. That kind of parity at that point makes them less unsurprising, expanding their hostile potential and expanding cerebral pains for protective organizers - and it begins with how well Anderson and Gurley run the ball against New Orleans' No. 2 surge resistance.


It's incredibly hard to pick against the Saints when they're playing in the Superdome. It's one of the most intense conditions in the NFL and this is an outstanding Saints squad. In any case, that diversion a week ago - which could have finished in a very late Eagles win, had Alshon Jeffery not had Nick Foles' pass look off his hands - raised a few worries about that advantage. These Rams are rolling repulsively, on account of the play of Gurley, Anderson and Goff, and the playcalling of McVay. Los Angeles gets the success on its second attempt and heads back to Los Angeles with the George Halas Trophy close by, and maybe, a bowl of gumbo for Marcus Peters.